Nelson and Company by Bettye Reagan

Dublin Core

Title

Nelson and Company by Bettye Reagan

Alternative Title

Nelson & Company by Bettye Reagan

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
Painting--Florida
Art--Southern States
Agriculture--Florida
Celery
Packing-houses--United States

Description

A painting by Bettye Reagan, a local artist in Central Florida, inspired by a photograph of the Nelson and Company Packing Plant in 1913. The business was originally founded by Steen Nelson and Gus Nelson and called Nelson Brothers. The company changed its name to Nelson and Company after it became a three-way partnership between the brothers and Benjamin Franklin Wheeler. In 1923, Wheeler became sole owner after buying out the company. The Wheeler Fertilizer Plant was a holding of Nelson and Company. The original plant was destroyed in a fire in 1947, but eventually rebuilt six months later. Nelson and Company is located in what is now the Nelson and Company Historic District, and was incorporated in September of 2001. The 80-acre district encompasses four of Nelson and Company's historic buildings. This photograph shows the Nelson and Co. packing plant in 1913.

Creator

Reagan, Bettye Jean Aulin

Source

Original painting: Reagan, Bettye. Nelson and Company. 1989: Private Collection of Bettye Reagan.

Date Created

1989

Date Copyrighted

1989

Contributor

Reagan, Bettye Jean Aulin

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original painting: Reagan, Bettye. Nelson and Company. 1989.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Version Of

"Nelson & Co. and Wheeler Advertisement." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/6352.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

11 KB

Medium

1 painting

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Nelson and Company Packing Plant, Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Bettye Reagan.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Bettye Reagan and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Bettye Reagan

External Reference

Rajtar, Steve. "Oviedo Historical Trail." Steve Rajtar. http://www.geocities.ws/krdvry/hikeplans/oviedo/planoviedo.html.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 painting

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